Deep roots. Deeper promises.
Hard work, integrity, and innovation — these principles established by the Egan brothers helped transform specialty trades into Minnesota’s largest single-source partner. Now, more than 70 years later, that foundation remains the same as we continue to do more to support the Egan Community, which includes our employees, their families, and the local areas where they reside.
Our Core Values
Promote Teamwork – A plan comes to life and a team creates a piece of history. We don’t do this on our own — we begin by working together. With a deep-rooted commitment to working collaboratively, we build trust in an intentional, humble, and open-minded way. With each other, with our customers, with our partners.
Embrace Innovation – From creative problem-solving to project delivery, we are dedicated to forward-thinking. We are consistent in the pursuit of improvement by continuing to raise the bar — striving for innovative ideas and embracing state-of-the-art technologies. Always advancing.
Act with Integrity – We take pride in doing the right thing — every day, on every project, and on every team. Upholding our promises at the highest level. Honesty, fairness, and respect are at the heart of who we are.
Pursue Growth – Our passion for learning drives us to create growth opportunities for each other, our customers, and our partners. We are inspired by the pursuit of knowledge, continuous learning, and seeking to understand how we can build success for all stakeholders.
Stay Safe – Safety first, safety always. Safety remains in the forefront on our jobsites, in our shops, in our offices, and within our communities. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our employees, families, customers, and partners.
Joseph Egan opens pipefitting shop in Minnesota’s Iron Range.
Emil Nietz, founder of Nietz Electric, returns from WWI and begins work as an electrician.
Joseph Egan establishes plumbing shop
Nietz Electric and Appliance is established, offering televisions, boat motors, kitchen appliances, and eventually four-wheelers and snowmobiles, along with electrical construction and service.
Egan & Sons Plumbing and Heating Company founded.
With $3,000 in start-up money, brothers Costney and Bill joined their father Joseph Egan and formed Egan & Sons Plumbing and Heating Company. Younger brother Jerry joined the company a few years later as well.
Leadership of the Nietz family business is passed to Emil’s son, Don Nietz.
Egan & Sons Air Conditioning Company is created, marking the first diversification effort of the business
Egan-McKay Electrical formed
Egan Companies become the first to form an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in Minnesota
Nietz Business Repositions
- Boat and snowmobile business sold to another local family and still operates today as Al’s Specialty Marine.
- TV and antenna business sold to another local business.
- Nietz Electric continues to service the area as an electrical specialty contractor for customers like
Mayo Clinic, IBM, and the City of Rochester.
Egan joins Alliance for Contracting Excellence (ACE) peer group
Building Automation Services formed
InterClad brand developed
InterClad brand developed offering design, fabrication, and installation of curtain wall/cladding and glass systems.
Egan Service Formed
Service capabilities of all groups consolidate to form Egan Service.
- Merger with Comm Tech Electrical, Inc.
- Expands to Rochester with acquisition of Nietz Electric, Inc.
- Egan Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Egan-McKay Electrical Contractors, Inc., Egan Automation Inc., InterClad, Inc., E&S Insulation Co., and The Egan Companies consolidated into one corporate brand: Egan Companies, Inc.
Consolidation into one corporate office in Brooklyn Park
- Acquisition of Building Control Group
- Egan Companies consolidates and rebrands as Egan Company
Acquisition of Automation Systems Engineering, Inc.
- Merger with Collin Electrical Systems, Inc. (ColliSys).
- Acquisition of Industrial Electrical Company and KF Controls.
Acquisition of Weber Electric
- Acquisition of Electric Resource Contractors and Sterling Automation Inc.
- Recognized as one of America’s Safest Companies
Acquisition of Kestner Electric (Austin) further expanding presence in Southern Minnesota
Acquisition of TekNecks
Expansion/consolidation of metro offices
Company Growth and Recognition
- Nietz Electric repositions due to Southern Minnesota growth; further integrates operations as Egan Company
- Egan Company named a 2017 Star Tribune Top Workplace
I wanted to take a moment to thank the Egan team [Electrical, Technology Systems, Building Automation, and InterClad] for the fine job they did at Auto Owners Insurance in Lake Elmo, Minn. This project was a team effort and we are glad Egan was on our team!
- Wieland | President
I would like to acknowledge Tony [Electrical Field Leader], Jeremy [Electrical Field Leader], and Justin [Electrical Journeyman] on the outstanding work they performed on the General Mills JFB Data Center Project. The team was very efficient, hard working, approachable, and displayed expertise. In 32 years at General Mills, I would rate this team as one of the best.
- JFB Data Center Project | Mechanical Systems Project Manager
Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to work with Egan on a project at Pearson’s Candy Company. No matter the situation, the Egan team has made my job a lot easier. I never have to worry about tasks not being completed on time – and sometimes even ahead of schedule. The level of communication on all aspects of this project was first rate. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Egan Company.
- Pearson’s Candy Company | Tony Austinson, IT Contractor
AMERICA'S SAFEST COMPANY AWARD
Recognized as one of America’s Safest Companies, Egan demands safety every day. We invest significant resources into employee training and jobsite safety.SAFETY FIRST